First dived in 1996 it took eighteen years to confirm the wrecks identity and at this time (2020) plans are afoot for a book telling the incredible story of this queen of the seas. Grahame Knott database


Early on Saturday morning the North German Lloyd mail steamer Dresden, bound from Bremen to Baltimore, ran into and sank, off Portland Point, the coasting brigantine Annie Herris, and four of the crew of the latter vessel were drowned. The sailing ship was on a voyage from Swansea to West Hartlepool, and at the time … Read Article


COLLISION IN THE CHANNEL. Seven men, part of the crew of the barque Adelaide and Bertie, bound from Honfleur to Swansea were landed at Brighton today by a Deal fishing smack. The barque was in collision off Portand On Saturday evening, with the Commonwealth, from Calcutta to Hamburg The barque sank, but the crew managed … Read Article


Hampshire Chronicle – Monday 12 May 1800 The British sloop Charming Molly was run down by another vessel in the English Channel off Poole, Dorset, England, on May 6, 1800


Steel Motor Schooner of Antwerp – Captain Groenen. Crew of nine saved. (LARN & Farr: p124) – Studland Bay, Poole. See also U-143


Sailing Vessel – LARN, VLI. Check the Southern Times: 20/11/1886. – Portland Bill.


Dutch? Sailing Vessel – On shore on Portland Beach all crew saved, but “Banditti of the Coast cut and carried away her mast in the night” (LARN) – Captain Smith. Ref. cited Lloyds List: No. 1438: 14/02/1783.


Norwegian Sailing Vessel – Cargo, Salt. (LARN) – Portland Beach. Crew saved Lloyds List: No. 1367: 30/12/1748.


Barque – Captain A. Young. Cargo, Sodium Nitrate. Sank following collision with the S. S. BERLIN . Crew picked up by HMS BLAKE. Check: DCC: 26/12/1896; Weymouth Library Pamphlet L.910.4. BE1. BOT: Wk. Rtn. 1895 Appx C Table 1 p143.